Hollywood's obsession with the reboot
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What is with Hollywood these days? Instead of actually creating new stories they seemed focused on taking old ones and making them "edgier" in a reboot of the series. Really? That's the best they can come up with? This is the list of reboots I can think of off the top of my head, feel free to add your own.
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Casino Royale

The reboot of the Bond franchise has been the best IMO. Quantum of Solace didn't quite live up to Casino Royale, but it was pretty good.
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Batman Begins

A close second to the Bond reboot was the Batman reboot. While both movies were great, I like Bond a bit more than the Caped Crusader. Still a great job though.
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Star Trek

J.J. Abrams does Star Trek. Everytime I see the preview for this I think it looks like Star Trek 90210. I have my doubts on how successful this one will be, but I'm sure it will do huge numbers on opening weekend. At least Karl Urban and Zachary Quinto might be worth watching.
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Friday the 13th

Now here's a series that won't stay dead. I don't particularly care for the Jason/Freddie/etc. style of movies so I have no idea if it will be any good. I suppose that if you're going after a crazed killer in the woods though, Sam Winchester isn't a bad guy to have on your side.
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Race to Witch Mountain

The last straw that inspired this list. Disney returns to the Witch Mountain series of the 70's. The Rock and Carla Gugino star in a reboot of a completely forgettable series.
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This reboot was OK. Christopher Reeve will always be Superman to my generation.

The new movie didn't really do a lot for me other than some cool special effects.
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Then there's this reboot. I like the "realism" of the new BSG but I think the really lost their way after leaving New Caprica.
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I'm also always disappointed and annoyed that Hollywood just keeps rehashing and rebooting old ideas. There doesn't seem to be many new ideas anymore out there.

IMO, some classic movies should just be left alone! They usually never manage to make them better, or even as good as the original. Why mess with perfection anyway?



One that I was disappointed with was the reboot of "The Pink Panther". Firstly, I loved the original movies and thought that Peter Sellers was brilliant as that character. Steve Martin's adaptation was much more cartoonish and did horribly at the box office.



Still, you can't keep Hollywood back. So what if the first reboot didn't do well. We'll make another one! So, out comes The Pink Panther 2 with Steve Martin. I won't even bother seeing that one!


Over the last few years, Hollywood has puked out quite a few reboots of tv shows, etc. The first thing that often goes through my mind is WHY???

Did we really need a reboot of "The Dukes of Hazzard"?, "Miami Vice" and every comic book character that they can find?
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